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Administrative Assistant, Vendor Relations Operations

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description
Lakeshore Learning Materials is one of the most innovative manufacturers of educational materials in the country. Specializing in top-quality products for the home and classroom, we are a thriving multichannel organization with a robust web business, multiple catalogs for early learning and elementary programs, over 60 store locations and a sales force that is second to none. Thanks to the daily contributions of the amazing people who make up our team, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since the day it was founded in 1954.
Job Description
Have a passion for organization? Then we have something in common!
To help us keep our ducks in a row, Lakeshore's Vendor Relations team could use the support of a full-time Excel-savvy Administrative Assistant who thrives in a fast-paced environment! If you are an incredibly organized and outcome-oriented individual who wants to learn new skills in a challenging yet fun environment-and you have a passion for helping others and pitching in where needed-then don't pass up this opportunity! Lakeshore is a great place to work (if we do say so ourselves).
A day on the job looks like this:

  • Providing general VR department support
  • Inbound sample processing (receiving, reviewing, routing)
  • Processing invoice/PO discrepancies (cost messaging) using MediusFlow software
  • Processing outbound sample shipments to vendors (FedEx, UPS)
  • Creating and publishing various reporting as needed for VR
  • Vendor outreach as needed for Solutions requests (stock checks/quotes for custom kit projects)
  • Receiving and processing "good faith" quotes with small businesses as needed for Bid Department
  • Providing monthly reports on small-business spending
  • Facilitating the onboarding/creation of new vendors as needed
  • Providing vendor liaison support for Marketing/RD&D/Retail non-resale items
  • Working with RD&D and Marketing as needed to facilitate Supply Chain side of purchasing specialty items
  • Vendor-facing outreach to vendors for quotes, requesting/receiving samples as needed
    Got the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • Top-notch written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects with superb accuracy
    • Strong sense of urgency and a "can-do" attitude
    • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Proven proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Great attention to detail
    • Egoless, collaborative approach to producing great work
      Additional Information
      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • Exceptional training and support, and all the resources you need to be successful
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount
      • Casual dress---and we really mean itAt Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy. INDRLL2

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, Carson , Administrative Assistant, Vendor Relations Operations, Administration, Clerical , Carson, California

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